My Step Forward – Reflections by Drosoula Charta, Katerina Georgouli, Evi Dendrinoy and Loukas Katsantonis

“The program “Step forward” was a unique experience. We stayed in Celje,a beautiful town in the middle of Slovenia. We made  friends from around Europe, we exchanged ideas and views and we discovered many new things through the activities. The theme of the topic was about helping young people to make a step forward in various aspects of their lives. We learn new techniques about how to deal with their problems at personal and social level but also throughout their career. The most interesting thing for me was the  different roles that a person can take ( teacher, mentor and coach) in order to guide young people. It is very important for somebody who works with kids and teenagers to recognize their needs when possible and adjust the learning process. Generally, this program helped me a lot to improve as a teacher and I’ll definitely use all this experience to help my students as much as possible.” – Drosoula

“My name is Katerina Georgoulis and on July 7th I traveled from Athens to Celje, a small picturesque village in Slovenia, in order to participate in the erasmus + program for the world 4.0. I had no previous experience of such programs abroad so I went without a plan, I had in mind to learn new things, to meet new people from other countries and a country he never goes to again. Because of the calm environment and the beautiful natural scenery, Drosoula, Evi, Loukas and I immediately bonded and spent several hours together outside of the course. The beautiful village of Celje, but also the rest of the team, from Slovenia, Serbia and Hungary, had great interest and constructive interaction and cooperation in the course. However, I would have liked to have interacted with them outside the program to get to know them a little better. Finally, on a teaching level, the program was very full of new things, methods and procedures, and I believe I left Celje with a lot of new material that I will use both on an individual level, for personal self-improvement, as well as in the context of lessons at school. Thank you for the beautiful experience!!!” – Katerina

“The experience of Erasmus+, in the small village of Slovenia, Celje, was unrepeatable. The content of the program was very interesting, but also helpful. We came into contact with people from different countries, with great experience in education and volunteering. There were even our wonderful excursions in this beautiful village, which brought us closer, offering us endless memories. We will never forget the people, who became our everyday life, for 7 days… Bonus of the program, the food!” – Evi and Loukas

Are you a mentor to young people in the process of career or life orientation? Check out the Step Forward toolbox created during this training course. You will find a variety of methods that can support you in your work!

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